Conservatory Canada’s Cool Keys Camp Returns!
(London, ON, March 6, 2013) – Conservatory Canada’s Cool Keys Camp returns this summer, with camps planned for Kanata and Toronto, Ontario. The three-day music program invites pianists aged 10 to 18 to explore their spontaneous side under the guidance of clinicians David Story and Derek Oger.
“We get the students off the page and creating music from scratch,” says Oger. “When they start getting comfortable using their ears, their musical and performance skills start to soar.”
With its focus on contemporary music and jazz, the camp is a fun and novel change from the usual weekly piano lesson, Oger says. Each day begins with a large group improv session at keyboards donated by Roland Canada. Then campers break into smaller ensembles, or receive individual instruction.
Campers also enjoy exploring their creative side through drum circles and musical games, Oger says. Outdoor recreation is also part of every day.
Members of the public are invited to celebrate the participants’ new-found musical skills at a free closing concert, 4:00 pm on the final Thursday of each camp.
Cool Keys Camp registration is limited to 20 students. Teachers are also invited to audit the camp for only $10 per day.
Where & How Much?
Kanata, ON: Tuesday July 2 – Thursday July 4. Camp runs from 9:30 am through 4:00 pm daily, with a final concert in the afternoon on July 4th at the conclusion of camp.
Toronto, ON: Leaside Prebyterian Church, 670 Eglinton Avenue East. July 9 - 11 with a final concert on the afternoon of Thursday the 11th at the conclusion of camp. Also runs 9:30 - 4:00 daily.
Cost: $225 for three days (register before June 7) / $250 after June 7